politics & society
It was Bill Clinton's turn Wednesday night to speak to the crowd of Democratic enthusiasts assembled to nominate Barack Obama for president. He led them through a full-fledged endorsement of Obama's work on the economy and tore down and poked holes in many Republican criticisms.
Ukraine is in turmoil as political opposition is silenced. One artist chose to illustrate that turmoil, or waiting, with a unique art exhibition that involves women serving in the role of Sleeping Beauties, waiting for the right man to kiss them. If they open their eyes, they agree to marry the man who kissed them.
When President Barack Obama ran for office in 2008, he made 508 distinct promises to voters and of those, he's kept a little more than a third, and compromised on about 15 percent. But on 83 promises, according to the nonprofit organization Politifact, Obama has broken a promise he made during the 2008 campaign.
President Barack Obama has announced his intention to shift America's foreign policy away from Iraq and Afghanistan and toward China and Asia in general. That could be easier, some experts say, in a second term. But he may be boxed in by budget cuts. And what if Mitt Romney wins? What will he do?
Michelle Obama stepped to the podium of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night and defended and humanized her husband, President Barack Obama. In so doing, did she embrace an age-old stereotype of the first lady as cheerleader-in-chief?
The latest data, according to Politico, shows left-leaning campaign groups are losing the battle for dollars with their conservative opponents. Democrats at their convention in Charlotte, N.C., are set to try and close that gap, but their opportunity is fast evaporating.
Charlotte, N.C., will take center stage tonight when the Democrats convene their national convention. Michelle Obama will be the big star tonight and kick off urgent efforts to get her husband, President Barack Obama, re-elected.
In 2009, Mohammad El Kurd's Palestinian family was kicked out of their home in East Jerusalem, so Jewish settlers could move in. The entire episode was controversial, with protests on all sides. And now it's been made into a documentary.
Lynn Vavreck is writing a book about the 2012 election, and to do it, she'd conducting a series of 1,000 person polls every week till Election Day. From that research, she's unearthed a great deal of information that challenges the conventional wisdom about the election.
Massachusetts received top marks in a study of what U.S. states are doing the best when it comes to promoting energy conservation. And while a lot of credit goes to current Governor Deval Patrick, many initiatives go back much further -- even to Mitt Romney.